Special Event


Victorian Christmas at Ellwood Manor

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park



Location: LAT/LONG: 38.319270, -77.732750

Ellwood Manor, 36380 Constitution Highway (Route 20), Locust Grove, VA 22508

Dates & Times


Saturday, December 14, 2019


9:00 AM


5 hours

Type of Event

Children’s Program
Partner Program

Santa and Crafts: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Open House: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


On Saturday, December 14, Friends of Wilderness Battlefield will host their 11th annual event: “A 19th Century Christmas at Ellwood Manor.”  The doors will open at 9:00 a.m. Children of all ages may visit with Santa and enjoy making period arts and crafts until 12:00 p.m. Parents will want to be sure to bring their cameras! After Santa departs at NOON, the house will remain open until 2:00 p.m. for guests who would like to enjoy the beautiful period decorations provided by the Fawn Lake Garden Club.

The house will be open again on Sunday, December 15, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., with live period music provided by Evergreen Shade, for visitors who would prefer to enjoy the decorated house in a more relaxed setting.  Friends of Wilderness Battlefield volunteers will be available to talk with visitors about the history of the house and volunteer opportunities with the organization throughout the day.

Because of the beautiful decorations and hard work provided by the Fawn Lake Garden Club and Friends of Wilderness Battlefield volunteers, Ellwood will also be open from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. the following week, December 16 – 20. 

In the case of a major inclement weather event, please check the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield website and/or Facebook page for possible cancelations.

More information

Reservation or Registration: No